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Docker Containers and Microsoft Windows

So for many students containers are a new learning opportunity and experience. Having new and modern skills is great to addition to your CV. Some students may be already using containers in personal, hobby projects or even academic assignments. The following blog has been produced with Elton Stoneman Developer Advocate @docker. Microsoft MVP. Pluralsight Author. […]

Microsoft: Commuting Stats with Azure Functions and Azure Data Lake

Like most people I have to get up in the morning, and get to work in some way. This usually means hopping on the metro, possibly followed by a bus afterwards, or a short stroll. (Depends on my end destination, which can vary.) The first part of the journey with the metro is fairly constant […]

Microsoft: Datacenter efficiency gets easier with new Windows Server Software Defined partner solutions

The island of Bora Bora. The finish line at a marathon. A software defined datacenter. What do they have in common? Being there is easy — getting there is the hard part. However in the latter case, at least, you can let someone else do the hard part for you. There’s so much efficiency, simplicity, […]

Microsoft: Tableau and Azure SQL DB, a match made in the cloud

In recent years, Microsoft SQL and Tableau Engineering teams have been working closely together to provide a superior user experience with the two platforms. Today we are sharing some advice on how to optimize the connectivity between Azure SQL DB and Tableau. Our teams previously teamed up for the SQL Server 2016 launch and for […]

Microsoft Azure AD Domain Services admin UX in the new Azure Portal

I’m excited to announce the public preview of Azure AD Domain Services in the new Azure portal. You can now create new managed AD domains and perform administrative tasks like configuring secure LDAP using the Azure portal. If you follow the blog, you already know that Azure AD Domain Services is pretty cool. It provides […]

Microsoft: Nested Virtualization in Azure

We announced nested virtualization support coming to Azure with Dv3 or Ev3 series at //build session last month. Today we are excited to announce that you can now enable nested virtualization using the Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes. We will continue to expand support to more VM sizes in the coming months. For software and […]

Cisco: Microsoft Azure Stack Cometh

Cisco Integrated Solution for Microsoft Azure Stack Microsoft Azure Stack represents  the next generation hybrid cloud platform.   If you do not have a cloud solution today, chances are it is not too far on your horizon.   IDC predicts that 84% of business will have multiple cloud solutions within their data center environment, but only 3% […]

Microsoft Introduces the new Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes

We are excited to announce the general availability of our new Dv3 VM sizes. We are also changing the naming for the high memory D sizes (D11-D14) to become the Ev3 family. These new sizes introduce Hyper-Threading Technology running on the Intel® Broadwell E5-2673 v4 2.3GHz processor, and the Intel® Haswell 2.4 GHz E5-2673 v3. The shift […]

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Observable Networks, Inc.

The ability to dramatically improve visibility, security and response capabilities across an entire IT surface, including highly distributed branch environments and public cloud infrastructures, is becoming increasingly important as companies and organizations continue their digital transformation. With this in mind, I am pleased to announce Cisco’s intent to acquire Observable Networks, a privately held software […]

Microsoft Public Preview of compatibility Level 140 for Azure SQL Databases

We are announcing the official public preview of compatibility level 140 in Azure SQL Database. Compatibility level 140 enables the following query optimizer changes: A trivial plan referencing Columnstore indexes will be discarded in favor of a plan that is eligible for batch mode execution. The sp_execute_external_script UDX operator is eligible for batch mode execution. […]

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